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Bird's eye view of the city of Akron, Summit County, Ohio 1870.

Bird's eye view of the city of Akron, Summit County, Ohio 1870.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. "Looking south east." LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 675 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes ill. and index to points of interes... more

Panoramic view of the city of Akron, Summit County, Ohio 1882.

Panoramic view of the city of Akron, Summit County, Ohio 1882.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. "Looking south west." Bird's-eye view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 677 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of inter... more

Farm. Summit County, Utah

Farm. Summit County, Utah

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Hay stacker. Summit County, Utah

Hay stacker. Summit County, Utah

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Electronic surrogate made from item with the same number in the LC-USF34 series. Transfer; United States... more

Wasatch Mountains. Summit County, Utah

Wasatch Mountains. Summit County, Utah

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from record for item with the same number in the LC-USF34 series. Electronic surrogate made from item with the same number ... more

Hay stacker. Summit County, Utah

Hay stacker. Summit County, Utah

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Wasatch Mountains. Summit County, Utah

Wasatch Mountains. Summit County, Utah

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Electronic surrogate made from item with the same number in the LC-USF34 series. Transfer; United States... more

Snow fence. Summit County, Utah

Snow fence. Summit County, Utah

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of dis...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Weighing ingredients. As in any recipe, this measuring of ingredients for the "batch" of the rubber must be done with great care. At this point it is determined whether the raw rubber will be converted into tread stock, fabric gum, tube stock, repair material or mechanical rubber stock. All ingredients--rubber, chemicals, liquids--are placed in the metal tub, and delivered to the mill room for processing. General Tires, Akron, Ohio

Weighing ingredients. As in any recipe, this measuring of ingredients ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Flotation bag manufacturing. Woman balloon room worker applying finishing touches to inflatable flotation bags used to float marine aircraft forced down at sea. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Flotation bag manufacturing. Woman balloon room worker applying finish...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Storage racks for unshaped carcasses. Awaiting the shaping machine, these "finished" carcasses are hung on opened racks, on which they slide easily on and off. Although these carcasses do not look much like tires, they are only two steps away from final completion. Firestone (General) Tires, Akron, Ohio

Storage racks for unshaped carcasses. Awaiting the shaping machine, th...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Assault boat Production. Building assault boats for U.S. Marine Corps. These inflatable boats are so light that during the process of their construction they may be readily turned over by a single employee as shown in this picture. When work is completed on one side, the boats are turned to permit working on the other. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Assault boat Production. Building assault boats for U.S. Marine Corps....

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Making the wire beads. Beads which reinforce the tire and hold it firmly on the rim, are made of the highest grade piano wire, and are extremely tough and durable. They must be made to precisely the correct length, and are foiled on the machine illustrated here. Care must be taken that there are no burrs, slivers or rough spots which might cut into the bead wrapping or fabric. General Tires, Akron, Ohio

Making the wire beads. Beads which reinforce the tire and hold it firm...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Through final inspection. Tires on an endless-crane overhead, swing through the final inspection department and spray paint booth where they are given a preservative coat of special tire paint. The tire-around-the-man is the new military tire--the non-directional. Firestone (General) Tires, Akron, Ohio

Through final inspection. Tires on an endless-crane overhead, swing th...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Tire building. This tire builder starts the carcass by slipping a layer of fabric onto the tire drum. The layer is made with the seam cut on the bias so that there will be no straight-across strain on the tire seams. The layer fits tightly, and each successive layer is banded to the preceding one by applied pressure. Firestone (General Tires), Akron, Ohio

Tire building. This tire builder starts the carcass by slipping a laye...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Rubber reclamation. Producing reclaimed rubber. Rubber scrap, obtained by dissolving and washing away all fibrous materials, passes through a steaming operation. It will then go through the drying, refining and other xylos processes at a big Midwest plant that is recovering large quantities for war essentials. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Producing reclaimed rubber. Rubber scrap, obtained...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of dis...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of dis...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Contact print either attached to or in original negative jacket. Title and other information ... more

Barrage balloon manufacture. Fin-shaping cords. These workers are inside the rear-right horizontal fin of a barrage balloon, checking the ropes which give the fin shape and hold it together. Since barrage balloons are non-rigid and entirely collapsible, these ropes come closest to being the "back-bone" for the gigantic "defenders of cities." General Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

Barrage balloon manufacture. Fin-shaping cords. These workers are insi...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Barrage balloon manufacture. Climbing out of the manhole. This opening provides a human escape for the worker who has been inside the balloon checking it for leaks. Next to him is the inflation sleeve through which air is pumped into the bag to inflate it for inspection. General Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

Barrage balloon manufacture. Climbing out of the manhole. This opening...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Warehouse view of cord stock. Cord stock as it is received from the mill. This special twist cotton cord comes from southern mills. It differs from other tire cords in that it is woven and twisted by gear-driven machinery instead of belt-driven equipment. Slips and strains of belt-machinery are reflected in the cord and on into the finished tire, whereas in a gear-driven machine there are no slippages, therefore no weakened cords in the finished tire. Firestone (General Tires), Akron, Ohio

Warehouse view of cord stock. Cord stock as it is received from the mi...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Barrage balloon manufacture. Seamers at work. Putting rubber cement on both surfaces which are to be fastened together, these workers assemble individual pattern pieces into strips or "gores" for barrage balloons being made for army balloon corps. By an ingenious arrangement of folds, strips nearly a hundred feet long can be handled by each worker on the table in front of him. General Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

Barrage balloon manufacture. Seamers at work. Putting rubber cement on...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Subcontracting aircraft parts. Many strange-looking tools are required to get into the difficult places where rivets must be placed in the modern military airplane. Workers are working on an airplane sub-assembly part in an Ohio plant. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Subcontracting aircraft parts. Many strange-looking tools are required...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Closing the cover of the mold. Entirely automatic, the "watch-case" mold is closed by pushing a button, which starts several operations. First the airbag is filled with live steam which circulates during the entire process; next an automatic timer sets itself for the proper length of time and temperature; next pressure is exerted to squeeze the tire into the mold pattern. Firestone (General) Tires, Akron, Ohio

Closing the cover of the mold. Entirely automatic, the "watch-case" mo...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Subcontracting aircraft parts. High speed production of small parts for airplane sub-assembling is expedited by simultaneous use of the three drills shown. This plant has been converted from its former use as an airship dock. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Subcontracting aircraft parts. High speed production of small parts fo...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Rubber reclamation. Rubber sheets from scrap tires. Reclaimed rubber, with all traces of metal and fiber removed, is passed through a series of mill rolls and taken off in sheets form the final roll. This rubber, reclaimed by the xylos process, is now ready for processing into thousands of mechanical rubber products vital to the war production effort. It is also put to many uses in which reclaimed stock is more desirable than new rubber. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Rubber sheets from scrap tires. Reclaimed rubber, ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Subcontracting aircraft parts. Heat treatment is essential to develop the toughness necessary in the metal for U.S. warcraft. This worker is quenching a metal sheet which has just come from the furnace. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Subcontracting aircraft parts. Heat treatment is essential to develop ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Subcontracting aircraft parts. Nearly ready to take its place in the battle for humanity, this control car for a naval non-rigid airship is receiving the finishing touches at the huge airship dock of an Ohio rubber company. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Subcontracting aircraft parts. Nearly ready to take its place in the b...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Shaping the tire with "saucers." Spinning discs which are delicately controlled by movable arms smooth out each layer of fabric as it is added to the growing carcass, and curves around the sidewall and bead with considerable pressure. In the center foreground, one of these saucers may be seen as this tire builder maneuvers it around the sharp corner of the tire drum. In the right foreground two others pull across from the center to the edges to smooth out each layer. Firestone (General Tires), Akron, Ohio

Shaping the tire with "saucers." Spinning discs which are delicately c...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

House in ghost town now coming to life because of defense mining boom. Montezuma, Colorado

House in ghost town now coming to life because of defense mining boom....

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Military tire manufacture. Huge truck tire like those shown in this tire storeroom are playing important part in the nation's war effort. Tires like these are used on huge trucks and military prime movers. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Military tire manufacture. Huge truck tire like those shown in this ti...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Old post office in ghost mining town. Montezuma, Colorado

Old post office in ghost mining town. Montezuma, Colorado

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Assault boat Production. Building assault boats for U.S. Marine Corps. Women workers in balloon room. In foreground they are applying seats and accessories to boat while worker in background is applying coat of rubber paint to bottom of boat. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Assault boat Production. Building assault boats for U.S. Marine Corps....

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Covering the beads. Beads are covered with sturdy fabric which builds back down into the sidewall of the finished tire for added strength. Passenger tires are normally supplied with only one wire bead, but truck tires usually have two or more, depending upon the size, weight and number of plies. Firestone (General Tires), Akron, Ohio

Covering the beads. Beads are covered with sturdy fabric which builds ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Subcontracting aircraft parts. Here is one of the airplane sub-assembly production lines at an Ohio plant, which was a former airship dock. These are control surfaces for military aircraft, being assembled here for shipment to plane plants. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Subcontracting aircraft parts. Here is one of the airplane sub-assembl...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Subcontracting aircraft parts. Here is the "dope room" at a huge Ohio plant. The fabric covering control surfaces for military aircraft is here doped, or covered with protective paints. This worker is spraying surfaces with a special lacquer to make them glossy and weather-proof. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Subcontracting aircraft parts. Here is the "dope room" at a huge Ohio ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Trees on Loveland Pass near Dillon, Colorado

Trees on Loveland Pass near Dillon, Colorado

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Seating the valve and seaming the tube. After each tube is snipped off at the proper length, it passes to this worker who places the open and over a sleeve, and forces the valve into position right in the center of reinforcing patch. This makes doubly sure that the tube is absolutely leak-proof. When this is done, the cube can be seamed shut--the operation which is taking place here. The two ends are butted together, the sticky rubber is bonded together under pressure, and passed on to the curing molds for vulcanizing. Firestone (General), Akron, Ohio

Seating the valve and seaming the tube. After each tube is snipped off...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of dis...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Wrapped, sealed, labeled. Ready for delivery, this finished tire carries the description and size of the tire on an outside label. May be kept for a long period when wrapped in this protective covering, but during the war emergency, most tires are sent out unwrapped because it thus saves paper, they are usually put into immediate use and require no storage protective, and there is less need for attention to appearance. Firestone (General) Tires, Akron, Ohio

Wrapped, sealed, labeled. Ready for delivery, this finished tire carri...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Assault boat Production. Building assault boats for U.S. Marine Corps. Scene of this boat manufacturing activity prior to the national emergency was used solely as gymnasium and recreation center for plant employees. The gymnasium is largely owned by the industrial institution. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Assault boat Production. Building assault boats for U.S. Marine Corps....

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Rubber reclamation. Rubber "mush" from old tires. Softened rubber material, reclaimed from scrap tires by dissolving and washing away the fiber, passes from dewatering screens to storage bins. The rubber, still hot from steam used in previous operations, is kept moving into a squeezing device before proceeding to the drying and other operations of the xylos process. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Rubber "mush" from old tires. Softened rubber mate...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Subcontracting aircraft parts. Constant inspection is the order of the plants where Uncle Sam's military machines are being turned out. They've got to measure up, or else--this inspector is checking an airplane part. Plan parts are subcontracted to this huge plant which was formerly an airship dock. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Subcontracting aircraft parts. Constant inspection is the order of the...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Subcontracting aircraft parts. This worker at a large Ohio plant, is shaping a large piece of aluminum into the desired conture for fitting leading edges of the various control surfaces and outer wings. Goodyear, Akron, Ohio

Subcontracting aircraft parts. This worker at a large Ohio plant, is s...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Ghost mining town coming to life because of defence mining boom. Montezuma, Colorado

Ghost mining town coming to life because of defence mining boom. Monte...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Barrage balloon manufacture. Reinforcing the fins of a fish-of-the-air. These workers at the barrage balloon division, are putting double reinforcements on the right fin of a completed barrage balloon before it is deflated and sent to army training camps Every seam must be absolutely gas- and air-tight, since the tiniest pinhole would permit valuable amounts of precious helium to escape. General Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

Barrage balloon manufacture. Reinforcing the fins of a fish-of-the-air...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

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